Barcelona worked hard to win 1-0 against Real Sociedad, a result that kept them close to Real Madrid and Girona at the top of the table.
It was a difficult match for the Catalan team, especially when facing a very organized Real Sociedad team. They made Barca’s attackers almost play below their strength.
After a goalless draw in the first half, it was clear that Barcelona needed more quality and effort in attack in the second half. Barca’s perseverance was rewarded with Ronald Araujo’s only goal in the 90+2 minute.
The day after the match, journalist Javi Miguel revealed Xavi’s message to the players in the dressing room at half-time.
Specifically, Xavi was said to be angry and said: “If any of you are tired or find yourself unable to keep up with your opponent’s pace, please raise your hand. I will not allow another minute of your football lacking strength and intensity against Sociedad.
This is the worst half in Barca history.”
Tieu Lam | 20:02 November 5, 2023